- RFID Helps Miners Strike Gold
Several South African mines are using semi-active UHF RFID tags to identify gold and waste rock as material leaves blasting sites.
- Tough RFID Tag Strikes Oil
Trailblazer is among the drilling companies using a ruggedized RFID tag that its manufacturer, Merrick Systems, says is the toughest in the market.
- Industry Groups Study RFID at the Supply Chain's End
New ISO guidelines explore the environmental impact of RFID tags, and how to employ them to facilitate product recycling; an EPA-funded project is studying the use of RFID to aid in the recycling of consumer electronics.
- RFID Fuels Gas Tank Security
Hi-G-Tek seals allow an Eastern European oil company to ensure that the correct type and amount of gas is delivered to stations, and that the fuel is not stolen en route from depots.
- Chilean Copper Mine Tracks Vehicles and Workers
Anglo American's El Soldado mine uses RFID tags on front loaders, trucks and miners to ascertain who is in the mine, and to reduce the likelihood of vehicular collisions.
- RFID Helps Reward Consumers for Recycling
Kraft Foods joins RecycleBank in its use of RFID to track and reward consumers for recycling.
- Startup Seeks to Kick-start RFID in Trinidad
RFIDTT wants to help the oil-producing Caribbean country move to a knowledge-based economy, and is hoping RFID will be the catalyst.
- GS1 Canada Launches Knowledge Center
Free on-demand online modules and classroom workshops will help Canadian enterprises use RFID technology to enhance their competitiveness.
- Florida Guards Against Leaks in Hydrogen-powered Vehicles
In cooperation with the state's government, University of Florida researchers installed wireless sensors where the vehicles are stored. The system measures any hydrogen gas escaping from fuel cells, then transmits that data in real time.
- Lufthansa Technik Uses RFID to Expedite Aircraft Repair
At its German facilities, the aircraft-maintenance service provider is attaching EPC UHF tags to documents that accompany airplane parts, reducing the need for manual data entry.
- U.K. Seal Maker Puts RFID to the Test
AESSEAL assessed EPC Gen 2 tags and interrogators at GS1 UK's new RFID test center, with plans to deploy the technology to speed up the time needed to receive and locate products.
- CVRD Inco Tracks Ore in Mine and Mill
Ruggedized EPC Gen 2 tags are mixed with piles of ore that are crushed and dumped into railcars, so that mills can identify the ore's grade.
- GS1 UK Launches Nationwide RFID Pilot
The trial's purpose is to enable participants to share RFID-related data by means of applications based on EPCglobal's EPCIS standard.
- Agricultural Company Tracks Equipment Loaned to Farmers
In northern California, Bear River Supply is using battery-assisted passive RFID tags to help keep tabs on such items as tanks and machinery used to store and apply fertilizers.
- HP Canada Partners With Universities to Create RFID Labs
The joint effort, participants say, helps all involved parties conduct RFID pilots, carry out research and better serve the needs of industrial companies and other end users.